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First debate on Amendments for Constitutional Changes held in Government

The Government of Macedonia held the first public debate on the amendments for changes to the Constitution of Macedonia, which were recently endorsed by the Parliament. Main speakers at the debate were PM Zoran Zaev, university professor and former Foreign Minister Ljubomir Frckoski and university professor Vlado Popovski. Frckoski and Popovski are also one of the co-authors of the Constitution ...

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Sekerinska Announces Finalisation of NATO Membership Protocol in February

The Government is in the final stage of the NATO integration process. The accession negotiations are over, while the remarks from them have been incorporated into the reform programme that should soon be adopted by the Government. The programme envisages reforms in the rule of law and fight against corruption fields. It also takes into consideration the military reforms adjusted ...

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PM Zaev: Money for Environment Projected

Following the O2 Coalition for Clean Air’s reactions on Tuesday about environmental protection not being mentioned anywhere in the 2019 budget projections, PM Zoran Zaev said the same day money for that purpose had been projected. As he added, the final part of the funds to that end will be announced once the draft-budget is adopted at a Government session. ...

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Government Includes Eight MPs’ Demands in Draft Amendments

The Government has included the following demands by the eight MPs from the independent parliamentary group of VMRO-DPMNE and its coalition in the draft amendments: a guarantee for strengthening the Macedonian identity, a gradual change of the name for internal use and annulment of the constitutional changes if the name deal isn’t ratified by Greece. Friday saw the eight politicians ...

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Government Forwards Text for Amending Constitution to Parliament

At Monday’s extraordinary session the government reviewed the proposal for amending the Constitution of the Republic of Macedonia and defined the text. It was afterward forwarded to the Parliament as confirmed by PS Talat Xhaferi. As Government spokesperson Mile Bosnjakovski informs the government proposes adding the adjective North in the name of Republic of Macedonia before the word Macedonia. It ...

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British Ambassador Meets PM Zaev

PM Zoran Zaev hosted new Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Macedonia H.E. Rachel Galloway wishing her welcome and successful work. He expressed assurance she would continue the activities for further solidifying the bilateral ties. “The PM acquainted Ambassador Galloway with the current political situation in the country, with special emphasis on the creation of best conditions towards holding the ...

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Vice PM Osmani Meets Dutch Ambassador Plomp

Vice-Premier for European Affairs Bujar Osmani and Dutch Ambassador to Macedonia Wouter Plomp discussed Monday the activities for preparing the country to start the EU accession talks and new developments related to the upcoming referendum on the (name) agreement with Greece. “We (the government) have been working intensively on preparing the team for starting the (EU) accession talks, while keeping ...

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Deputy FM Zernovski: Macedonia Fosters Cultural Religious Diversity

Deputy-Foreign Minister Andrej Zernovski took part Thursday in Washington at a Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom, hosted by US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo. Vice President Mike Pence opened the conference, saying religious freedoms represent a key priority in U.S. foreign policy and serve the interest of global peace and security. Deputy FM Zernovski told MIA that his conference address ...

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Government Spokesperson Press Conference

The Government condemns the hate speech on social networks towards Greek citizens that were killed or injured in the wildfires near Athens. “We condemn every speech of hatred on social networks related to the tragic events in Athens. As a country Macedonia has mechanisms to tackle the hate speech. Once again we extend condolences to families of hurt ones,” said ...

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PM Zaev meets Chinese Ambassador Lixian

Тhe PM Zoran Zaev met on Wednesday the Chinese Ambassador to Macedonia Yin Lixian. As reported by the Government via a press release, the interlocutors spoke about the bilateral relations between the two countries, and their cooperation in many fields. Ambassador Lixian congratulate Zaev on the Name issue Agreement with Greece on behalf of the PM of China Li Keqiang, ...

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